Today our first rescue boy, Chipper, quietly passed over the Rainbow Bridge after a morning watching over the puppies and an afternoon napping in the warm California sunshine with mommy. We think he hung on to see the last of the pups in our current litter find their new homes. Gosh, he LOVED the puppies. His lifetime battle with a weakened immune system began after a bad rabies vaccination. We nursed him through life with many ups and downs and he taught us SO MUCH about medicine, nutrition and holistic practices. Through it all he remained the happiest, most proud bichon in our pack. He was almost 12 years old. We will miss him dearly and we hope to greet him one day at the Rainbow Bridge. Rest in peace sweet, sweet Chipper.